[QUOTE=catherder;182511]It’s amazing, what comes out of Alang and the other South Asian breakers. Rebar and other processed recycled steels, all sorts of equipment- from soup to nuts. Gensets to windlasses to tackle to computers and on and on. Quality? You and I know the answer to that![/QUOTE]
As much as I respect you, catherder, I’ll have to call your BS on this post. I don’t know much about most of the products that you mentioned, hence, I’ll stick to the topics that I know inside out, i.e. steel & computers.
I’ve mentioned on many threads that I was a steel trader. When you mention rebars, sitting in USA, how do you know about the quality of Indian rebars? Care to educate me/us?
Indian rebars have not been imported into USA, primarily because of high anti-dumping duty, which was lobbied against in favor of Chinese steel. Indian rebars are expensive and, given my anti-pathy towards Chinese steel, as much as I tried, I could not import Indian rebars. The only rebars available in USA are US, Mexican, Turkish and Chinese. CMC imports some from their East European plant. Where do you get you the impression about Indian rebars, especially as they never have been imported into USA? When it comes to pipes, tubes & coils, Indian steel has always been expensive and less exported. Where price was not a concern and quality more important, my buyers have always preferred Indian and US steel versus Chinese.
I’ve dealt with both CMC and NUCOR. Rebars are made out of recycled steel, even in USA. Ore, if any, is added to meet the oxygen and carbon parameters. Else, ore is used primarily for prime steel and not for CQ steel.
What Indian made computer hardware have you come across in USA? As a computer nerd, I am genuinely curious. When I go computer shopping, my preference is for Fujitsu, even though expensive, as their laptops come directly from Japan (incl made there).
Given my experiences in steel and textile, I’d rather buy Indian versus Chinese. If I were to go step forward, when it comes to textiles, I can think of a few more countries, but NOT China.
Not plugging in for India, but a biased commentator is not educating anybody on a forum and most of your comments are educative. But, not this one.
No, I don’t know and I’d like to know an answer to that.